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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 am

Charles Tolin Camden was born March 1, 1941. In the early morning hours of Oct. 19, 2013, Charlie rode down his final trail in this world. He was born to Charles Elvin Camden and Josephine C. Tolin in St. Joseph, Mo.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 48 years, Naomi Katherine Camden; three sons; three daughters; two stepsons and their spouses; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was called to serve his country in 1966 and served two years in the USMC, spending 14 months in Vietnam. Charlie moved to Idaho in 1969 where he worked for the BLM. He then moved to Montana in 1971, where he worked in the woods and sawmills. Spending more than 30 years in Montana, he lived his dream of seeing the most remote places of the mountains he loved. Most of it by horseback. In 1995 he moved back to Idaho, where he became a cowboy poet and western singer.

His love for God, Country and family was very strong.

Many people described Charlie as larger than life and the hole that is left in the lives of his family and friends will never be filled.

There will be a celebration of his life on March 1, 2014. In lieu of flowers the family requests you donate to your favorite Veteran's Charity.

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